Spring Cleaning Drive & More
Posted 04/29/2016 08:30AM

TIME FOR SOME SPRING CLEANING!

Join our K-12 Mulgrave Spring Cleaning Drive May 16-20, 2016

It's time to go through your closet, drawers, bookshelves, storage rooms and other corners of your home to find those gently used, unused or even new items that you no longer need or want and can donate to help Vancouver families, street youth and children in need due to poverty, mental illness, abuse and other social challenges.

From May 16th-20th, right before our break, Mulgrave will be hosting a K-12 Spring Cleaning Drive to collect donations to support three local causes:

Help Street Youth
Mulgrave families are asked to donate used or new clothing and other related supplies to Project Backpack which helps street youth through Directions Youth Services Centre in Vancouver. Directions Youth Services helps street youth 13 to 24 through a drop-in/services centre, a detox, a safe house, street outreach, and other supports for homeless and struggling youth. They are low-barrier and aim to create a safe and inclusive space in all programmes. In the Junior School, homerooms will have backpacks to fill; in the Upper School, students and parents will be asked to drop off donations to our drop off tables in the Great Hall near the stairs by the cafeteria. Student leaders will then fill backpacks to donate to Street Youth in need.

Please click here to see suggested donations for the Drive.

Support Family Housing

Mulgrave families are asked to donate food and other non-perishable household supplies to RainCity Housing in Vancouver, helping individuals, families and children facing challenges of poverty, mental illness, addictions and more. In the Junior School, homerooms will have boxes to fill; in the Upper School, students and parents will be asked to drop off donations to our drop off tables in the Great Hall near the stairs by the cafeteria.

Please click here to see suggested donations for the Drive.

Encourage Child Literacy

This year we are also asking Mulgrave community to support an initiative of G11 Raf G. to support children's literacy through the programme called Books for Me!, a non-profit helping families in need by providing books for children 12 and under. Books for Me! gives children, who otherwise would not have books of their own, the opportunity to take home their own books to keep and to build their own libraries for free. Books for Me! collects books from schools, families, community and business organisations and distributes these books to the children who need them.

In the Middle School, there will be daily activities. On Friday, May 20th MS and SS (TBC) students will participate in a Pajama Day to further support RainCity Housing. Details about the drive are in the promotional poster posted above; more information will be shared via homerooms, advisories, emails, news posts and assemblies. This collaborative service project is led by our Middle School Service Action Council (MSAC) in partnership with the Senior Service Action Council and Raf G. G11.

Junior School Spring Cleaning Drive (K-6)

Upper School Spring Cleaning Drive (G7-12)


Antony Wilson
Head of Student Life and GEO
awilson@mulgrave.com



JOIN MULGRAVE AT THE WALK SO KIDS CAN TALK ON SUNDAY!

You have the power to save and change kids' lives. Walk to support Kids Help Phone so we can help kids feel more empowered to take on life's challenges, big and small.

It's going to be held at David Lam Park, 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver and everyone (all ages, even teachers!!) are invited! To register for the Mulgrave team you can sign up through this link. You can either raise money yourself and donate through the link (you will get a personal page and people can donate online with a credit card), raise money and give it to the official people at the event with cash, credit or cheques, or if you would like to donate but can't make it to the event, you can give it to someone who is so they can hand it in.

Hope to see you there!! For more information about our team, please contact HeadsUp lead Danielle W. G12 wierengad@mulgrave.com.


About Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is a national charity that provides confidential and anonymous counselling to kids between the ages of 5-20 , in English and French. Every minute of every day, no matter where kids are or how they get in touch with us, the professional counsellors at Kids Help Phone are there to listen when no one else can or will. We're free, anonymous, confidential, and just a click or call away. Learn more here.

Of course, to find out other global-local and Mulgrave #socialgood opportunities, check out posts on SoGo.

Antony Wilson

Head of Student Life and GEO

awilson@mulgrave.com



To find out more about all the student life happenings at Mulgrave and beyond, please see the weekly student announcements on the TMC (TheMulgraveCitizen) blog and all the other CAS eFolio, leadership, service and #socialgood postings on the blog SoGo. If you are looking for local volunteer opportunities, please see GOLocal, a new resource for youth seeking to make a difference in our own backyard. Interested in international service learning trips? Check out the overviews of our Global Education & Outreach (GEO) programmes here. If you are on Twitter, you can follow @MulgraveCitizen for regular updates. You can also contact Antony Wilson, Head of Student Life and GEO, awilson@mulgrave.com.